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 4.4 Wimmera-Mallee wetlands
Table 4.4.1 Potential environmental watering actions and objectives for the Wimmera-Mallee wetlands
Potential environmental watering action
North Central wetlands
Chirrup Swamp Corack Lake
Creswick Swamp
Davis Dam
Falla Dam
Jeffcott Wildlife Reserve
Jesse Swamp
Functional watering objectives
• Provide a permanent water source for refuge and to support feeding and breeding opportunities for frogs, waterbirds and turtles
• Provide a permanent water source for refuge and nursery habitat for turtles and frogs
• Maintain varying depths of water to support aquatic and fringing plants’ life cycles
• Maintain varying depths of water to support a variety of feeding habitats for waterbirds
• Maintain varying depths of water to support the life cycle of aquatic plants including threatened marbled marshwort
• Provide a permanent water source for refuge and to support feeding and breeding opportunities for frogs and turtles
• Maintain water levels to prolong wetting and ensure successful waterbird breeding events, if they start
• Wet black box and rare cane grass to allow plants to complete their life cycles and to support juvenile plants
• Provide a semi-permanent water source to support refuge and feeding and breeding opportunities for frogs
• Provide a permanent water source for refuge and to support feeding and breeding opportunities for waterbirds and terrestrial species
• Provide a permanent water source for refuge and to support feeding and breeding opportunities for frogs, waterbirds and terrestrial species
• Stimulate frog and turtle breeding by providing a deep, permanent water source in spring
• Stimulate aquatic and fringing vegetation growth in winter/spring
• Maintain a minimum depth of water to support the life cycles of aquatic plants
• Provide a permanent water source for refuge and to support feeding and breeding opportunities for frogs, waterbugs, waterbirds and turtles
• Maintain varying depths of water to support aquatic and fringing plant life cycles
• Provide a permanent water source for refuge and to support feeding and breeding opportunities for frogs, waterbirds and terrestrial species
Environmental objectives
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